Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2017

The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

EarthFix | Sept. 19, 2017

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?

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Watch: The 2017 Oregon Solar Eclipse In Totality

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 4:55 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Watch this stunning 13-second video capturing the 2017 solar eclipse shot from Salem, Oregon.

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Path Of Partiality: Portlanders Celebrate Solar Eclipse

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 12:47 p.m. | Portland

Thousands gathered Monday along Portland's downtown harbor wall and in the Willamette River to see the solar eclipse.

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The 2017 Great American Eclipse

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 7:52 a.m.

Watch the NASA documentary of the event, see how Oregon reacted via our social map, or read NPR's blog from reporters who covered the eclipse live.

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Fire, Event Bring Delays To Some Central Oregon Roads

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 8:23 a.m. | Sisters, Oregon

Eclipse festival traffic is slow Friday morning  near Prineville, but moving.

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Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 3:17 p.m.

Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.

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Renowned Newport, Oregon, Oceanographer Bill Peterson Dies

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 5:36 p.m.

A renowned Oregon ocean scientist has died.  Bill Peterson, 74, helped illuminate how climate events like the El Niño affect the ocean food web including the Northwest's salmon runs.

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Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Oregon

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

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Watch: Why Eclipses Have Always Fascinated Us

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 1:23 p.m.

One event links ancient mythology, the world's first computer and Albert Einstein. It's happening in Oregon on Aug. 21.

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What's The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

On Monday, Aug. 21, Oregon will have a collective raised head to the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years. Here are seven things to know before the solar eclipse completely covers our lives.

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What Happens To Our Bodies When It's Hot Out?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Here's how our bodies respond when hot weather strikes.


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